Dom Joly

Dom Joly has been a columnist for The Independent on Sunday and The Independent since 2001. Joly shot to fame in 2000 with his anarchic Channel 4 hidden-camera comedy programme Trigger Happy TV. He has since made television series for BBC, Five, and Sky One including, This Is Dom Joly and Dom Joly’s Happy Hour. His current TV show, Fool Britannia, is on ITV1 on Saturday nights. His spoof autobiography, Look At Me, Look At Me was published in 2004, in 2007 he brought out Letters to my Golf Club, featuring his correspondences with golf clubs around the world. In 2009 he wrote his first travel book, The Dark Tourist, in which he holidayed in some of the world’s most unlikely destinations such as Chernobyl and North Korea. His second travel book- Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, published in 2012, saw him cross the globe hunting monsters like the Yeti and Bigfoot. He is currently writing his new travel book.

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A table of girls, barely dressed, were knocking back the mojitos like there was no tomorrow

Pet hate: Wilbur gets the rough edge of Roo's tongue

Blue is a Persian, but this doesn’t mean he is a supporter of the Iranian revolution

I've tried reason, but my cat is pig-ignorant

I tried to explain it was very unlikely Wilbur had Ebola as he came from New Zealand

In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream: The plight of a BT 'fast' broadband user

I realised I must have hallucinated the appointment with an engineer, and apologised

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In my humble opinion, once you've seen one fireworks display you've seen them all

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I went around on public transport wearing an enormous foam pumpkin on my head
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He is my all-time favourite bugbear on Twitter – a constant wall of self-congratulation and glorious delusion
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